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The Final Forest: Big Trees, Forks, and the Pacific Northwest

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Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award

Before Forks, a small town on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, became famous as the location for Stephenie Meyer's Twilight book series, it was the self-proclaimed "Logging Capitol of the World" and ground zero in a regional conflict over the fate of old-growth forests. Since Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William Dietrich first published The Final Forest in 1992, logging in Forks has given way to tourism, but even with its new fame, Forks is still a home to loggers and others who make their living from the surrounding forests. The new edition recounts how forest policy and practices have changed since the early 1990s and also tells us what has happened in Forks and where the actors who were so important to the timber wars are now.

Review:

"In writing as lush as the threatened forests he describes, William Dietrich captures why the battle isn't merely for the ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest and California but for the health of the planet itself." Michael L. Fischer, former Executive Director, Sierra Club

Review:

"William Dietrich has gone to the heart of the greatest forest left in North America and returned with a clear and compelling story of why so many people are fighting over it. Like the towering firs of the Olympic Peninsula, this book will stand the test of time." Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn

Review:

"Dietrich presents in an easy-to-read narrative style the point of view of various participants in this war, from the logger whose way of life is threatened to a biologist concerned with saving the Northern spotted owl. Highly recommended." Library Journal

Review:

"A remarkably readable and lucid account." Audubon Magazine

Review:

"The best book about the environment that I've read in a year." Newsday

Synopsis:

"William Dietrich has gone to the heart of the greatest forest left in North America and returned with a clear and compelling story of why so many people are fighting over it. Like the towering firs of the Olympic Peninsula, this book will stand the test of time." -Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn

About the Author

William Dietrich, a former science writer for the Seattle Times, is the author of Northwest Passage: The Great Columbia River and Natural Grace: The Charm, Wonder, and Lessons of Pacific Northwest Animals and Plants, as well as popular fiction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780295990620
Author:
Dietrich, William
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Pacific Northwest
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Forests & Rainforests
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Subject:
Environmental Studies; Current Affairs
Subject:
Environmental studies
Subject:
Current Affairs
Subject:
Forestry-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6 x 9 in

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Product details 320 pages University of Washington Press - English 9780295990620 Reviews:
"Review" by , "In writing as lush as the threatened forests he describes, William Dietrich captures why the battle isn't merely for the ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest and California but for the health of the planet itself."
"Review" by , "William Dietrich has gone to the heart of the greatest forest left in North America and returned with a clear and compelling story of why so many people are fighting over it. Like the towering firs of the Olympic Peninsula, this book will stand the test of time."
"Review" by , "Dietrich presents in an easy-to-read narrative style the point of view of various participants in this war, from the logger whose way of life is threatened to a biologist concerned with saving the Northern spotted owl. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "A remarkably readable and lucid account."
"Review" by , "The best book about the environment that I've read in a year."
"Synopsis" by , "William Dietrich has gone to the heart of the greatest forest left in North America and returned with a clear and compelling story of why so many people are fighting over it. Like the towering firs of the Olympic Peninsula, this book will stand the test of time." -Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn
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